City Center Dance Festival
The first City Center Dance Festival showcases New York companies making their triumphant return to the City Center stage after more than two years away.
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Mar 24 – 27 & 29 – 31
Apr 1 – 3
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Apr 5 & 8 – 10
Martha Graham Dance Company
Apr 6, 7, 9 & 10
Paul Taylor Dance Company is one of the world’s most iconic modern dance companies. Three diverse programs showcase Taylor classics including Airs, Roses, Offenbach Overtures, and the masterpiece Esplanade, alongside works by the next generation of dance makers—Larry Keigwin’s Rush Hour and a world premiere by Lauren Lovette.
The nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization and one of America’s cultural treasures, Ballet Hispánico celebrates 50 years of dance, access, and innovation. In the full-length New York premiere Doña Perón, sought-after choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa presents an explosive portrait of Eva “Evita” Perón, whose ambition and conflicting desires fed her life as an activist and feminist leader.
The multi-ethnic Dance Theatre of Harlem delivers a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century with a forward-thinking repertoire of treasured classics and innovative contemporary works. The company presents recent pieces including the New York premieres of Resident Choreographer Robert Garland’s Higher Ground and Claudia Schreier’s Passage; Company Artist Dylan Santos’ rendition of the Odalisques Variations from Le Corsaire; and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Balamouk.
Martha Graham Dance Company’s programs include Chronicle, a 1936 response to the global rise of fascism; a world premiere from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter featuring guest star Daniil Simkin; and a new version of the 1952 mystery play Canticle for Innocent Comedians, reimagined by Tony winner Sonya Tayeh with eight other choreographers. Finally, Appalachian Spring and Ritual to the Sun from Acts of Light will dazzle audiences once again.
Vaccinations & Masks Required
To ensure the health and safety of everyone, at this time City Center will operate a fully vaccinated venue. Artists, crew, staff, and audience members (adults and children) must provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination.
Approved masks must be worn by all audience members, staff, and crew.
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